Two leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Bauchi State, Aminu Umar Gadiya and Saleh Hussaini Gamawa were found guilty by the Federal Supreme Court in Bauchi and sentenced to two years in prison for related crimes. to conspiracy and money laundering. the tone of N142,460,000.00.
Judge Hassan Dikko sentenced Gamawa and Gadiya on March 2 and ruled on two charges brought against the defendants by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
This was revealed in a statement on Saturday by INEC’s Head of Publicity and Communications, Wilson Uwujaren.
The defendants were first charged on June 4, 2018, and then charged again on October 16, 2018, for allegedly receiving more than 142 million yen to influence the outcome of the election. President in 2015 in Bauchi State.
The duo’s sentences will be enforced simultaneously from March 2, 2023. The defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, setting the stage for the case to proceed to a full trial.
However, at the end of the evidence, the final written address was filed, exchanged, and passed on January 17 of this year, with the prosecution asking the court to convict the defendants.
However, Judge Dikko reserved his ruling on March 2, 2023.
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